[mythtv-users] displaying widescreen TV on a 4:3 video card

Ryan A. Carris racarris at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 22:37:28 UTC 2004

You need to adjust your modelines in your X11 configuration file.  Do
some searching for modelines, and I think you will find posts by Jarod
and a few other discussing how to get Myth to work on a widescreen TV.
 You might also want to check Jarod's howto.

On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 10:20:08 +1100, Jason Lewis <jason at dickson.st> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been struggling with this problem....
> My myth box has a DVB capture card, and a Geforce4 MX graphics card. It
> turns out that DVB comes in in some sort of wide screen, 16:9 or
> something, and the graphics card I have can only do 4:3 TV-out.
> Is there a way to get Mythtv to resize and add letterbox to the output
> so I can see the whole picture on my TV?
> I have tried the W key, but it does not have an appropriate mode. The
> closest is the 16:9 stretch, but that crops the left and right edges of
> the picture.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jason
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